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INJURY UPDATE: Richards Ahead Of Schedule

Frontman Making Encouraging Strides

2 August 2018

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Town striker Marc Richards is progressing well in his road to recovery after returning to the training ground earlier than expected.

Swindon's number 9 suffered a shoulder injury during the pre-season victory over Melksham in July and was expected to be out of action for a couple of months. 

However, and although he will miss the start of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two campaign, Richards is well ahead of schedule and his return to Calne this week provided Phil Brown with a welcome boost.

"I got a really good feeling from Marc Richards today in as much that he was on the training ground and that was brilliant," Brown said.

"It was a great sight.

"He's four weeks ahead but he's going through the pain barrier and he wants to get out there.

"Kaiyne Woolery is still twelve weeks post-op but Marc Richards is way, way forward, although I don't want to put him under pressure by saying it is going to be three or four weeks.

"It was just a nice sight to see him running around again on the training ground and his character has been missed. 

"Having him around, and he'll be in the changing room on Saturday for sure, was good and it was a feel-good factor for a lot of people and for me."

Brown also provided an update on Chris Robertson who is facing another spell on the sidelines after picking up a foot injury.

"Chris has got a stress fracture in his ankle and he's had a really unfortunate run of injuries since I've arrived," he added.

"He's had three major injuries so he's not having the best of times at the moment.

"He'll be out for six-eight weeks."

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